Hello - I need some help. I am nearly 65 and one of my daughters has offered to take me to Tuscany for my birthday. My family is from Lucca and Carrera. We will most likely be traveling with my daughter and her boyfriend and another daughter and her husband. I don't want to be a fifth wheel, but it may be inevitable.
I am metaphysically oriented and I don't like touristy stuff. I want to see some touristy destinations, because you have to - I have no idea how to plan this trip. I am thinking one day in Rome, one in Lucca and then, who knows. I want to experience good food and good wine and just FEEL what is it like to be in Italy (as that is my heritage). I am overwhelmed. How do I start planning? I get the Untours brochures, but there is not enough detail to see if those would be a good fit. I am a bit of a "thinker" - should I just pick up a bunch of books and then try to figure it out myself? What do you recommend? I am thinking perhaps 7-10 days. Thanks